The Argory Gift Shop......a celebration of nature in all forms
We've a wide variety of products in our beautiful gift shop. Whether you're looking for a gift or souvenir or even a treat for yourself, you'll find something unique to take home.
Rugs - everyones favourite
Our range of throws and rugs change with the seasons and are perfect to add a touch of style to your home. Ideal for either adding a splash of colour to a neutral colour scheme or for matching similar tones to give a coordinated look. Our rugs are popular for use outdoors and are available in a variety of colours and patterns. Perfect as gifts too!
Here's just a few of the unique products you can find in our little courtyard shop:
- Homeware ranges, cookery utensils, seasonal crockery sets and co-ordinated linens
- Uniquely flavoured jams, curds and chutneys
- National Trust branded savoury and sweet snacks
- Classic (and witty) occasion and thought provoking cards
- Camping and outdoor pursuit accessories
- Hats of all shapes, colours and sizes
- Top quality bags for all ages and uses
- Eco Range - bamboo straws, reusable mugs and outdoor dining
- Gorgeous candles, vases, lotions, cleaning products, furniture polishes
- Ornate treats for your garden creatures, birdboxes, feeders, birdbaths etc
- Garden decorations, outdoor dining accessories
- Gifts for your garden pollinators, bees and butterflies
- Seasonal colours in ladies range of handbags and matching scarves
- Kids - activity and learning books, pocket-money gifts, outdoor play, sun hats and umbrellas, ranger sets, discovery toys
- Stationery - calendars, family organisers, Argory branded products and National Trust prints
- Postcards and stamps
- Walled Garden seasonal stand - located outside the Shop and sells flowers, vegetable plants, shrubs and fresh vegetables. Pick up some of the fresh peas, sweetcorn and onions, they taste so fresh and were the most popular last summer.
- NEW 'Artificial Sunshine' range - offers visitors the chance to take a memory home with them in the shape of a tote bag, tea towel, magnet or postcard. Design is a replica of the neon sculpture on view in the house.
- ....and so much more, the shop is a treasure trove for you to discover!
NEW ranges launched 2019 - Support Local
We are delighted to have in stock 3 very different and unique stock lines from local crafters
Dasalee textile art
Stephanie Hazelton and Sheila Oldcroft are sisters and artists from Tyrone. Taking their inspiration and passion from Irish wildlife, nature and places of historical interest,, Stephanie and Sheila have combined their skills of painting, print making and embroidery to produce their unique products. With natural Irish linen as a backdrop and rich colours, each piece has a fascinating story to tell. The flowers and birds used on these pieces are native to The Argory, the kingfisher standing out as one of the best. With it's relationship with Irish linen, we wlll also be stocking this product at Wellbrook Beetling Mill, again using native creatures unique to the mill and Ballinderry River running through it.
Don't forget the dog
Claire Smyth, a dog loving entrepreneur from Moira, is the owner and the inspiration behind Don't forget the Dog. Having worked in corporate industry for over 20 years it was time to make a move and follow a passion that is close to her heart, man’s best friend. Her Irish Setter Abbey was her inspiration.
“I decided it was time to create some quality luxury dog accessories such as bandanas, dicky bows and we make these adorable little Pooh Bag Holders with rich tweeds. All products are handmade and designed by myself and inspired by our rural landscape. Tweeds stand up well against our weather here and have a lovely traditional appearance. It’s great to meet so many dog owners who are devoted to their dogs, my products allow them to show their affection”
As a nation of dog lovers more and more people are finding the benefits of having a dog in their life. Claire's products are on sale at The Argory and also at Springhill, which has many regular four-legged visitors.
Plus....Already in Ardress House, but also coming soon to The Argory
Máiréad Duffy Art
Máiréad Duffy originates from Middletown in County Armagh. Having studied at The University of Leeds she went on to become an Art teacher, currently sharing her expertise with her students in Southern Regional College in Armagh. She uses mediums such as Ink, Watercolour & Acrylics to depict a wide variety of subject matter. Her current collection features local rural scenes, farmyard animals and wildlife. Ardress House is the first to display her creations and in the future Mairead will be creating exquisite paintings unique to our other properties, The Argory and Springhill House, Moneymore.
Mary Gorman, Enterprise Manager, has always championed local talent and is delighted to add these unique products to our property outlets. All three lines nestle in comfortably to each individual estate and compliment their spirit.
Lastly, a note for your visit to The
We always have new stock coming on to our shelves and exciting offers to take advantage of so pop in today to treat yourself or buy a gift for someone special.